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58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names
  • Petrichor: the way it smells outside after rain.
  • Purlicue: the space between the thumb and forefingers.
  • Wamble: stomach rumbling.
  • Aglet: the plastic coating on a shoelace.
  • Vagitus: the cry of a newborn baby.
  • Glabella: the space between your eyebrows.
  • Chanking: spat-out food.
  • Lunule: the white, crescent shaped part of the nail.
  • Peen: the side opposite the hammer’s striking side.
  • Tines: the prongs on a fork.
  • Souffle cup: a ketchup/condiment cup.
  • Natiform: something that resembles a butt.
  • Phosphenes: the lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.
  • Nurdle: a tiny dab of toothpaste.
  • Box tent: the table in the middle of a pizza box.
  • Cornicione: the outer part of the crust on a pizza.
  • Barm: the foam on a beer.
  • Rasceta: the lines on the inside of your wrist.
  • Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow.
  • Ferrule: the metal part at the end of a pencil.
  • Punt: the bottom of a wine bottle.
  • Keeper: the loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
  • Minimus: your little toe or finger.
  • Zarf: the cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup.
  • Rectal Tenesmus: the feeling of incomplete defecation.
  • Agraffe: the wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.
  • Columella nasi: the space between your nostrils.
  • Lemniscate: the infinity symbol.
  • Desire path: a path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.
  • Armscye: the armhole in most clothing.
  • Dysania: the state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.
  • Collywobbles: butterflies in your stomach.
  • Nibling: the non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling.
  • Griffonage: unreadable handwriting.
  • Paresthesia: that “pins and needles” feeling.
  • Defenestrate: to throw out a window.
  • Muntin: the strip separating window panes.
  • Philtrum: the groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.
  • Snood: the fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey.
  • Vocable: the na na nas and la la las in song lyrics that don’t have any meaning.
  • Tittle: the dot over an “i” or a “j.”
  • Morton’s toe: when your second toe is bigger than your big toe.
  • Crepuscular rays: rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. AKA what your aunt might have called “God’s rays.”
  • Snellen chart: the chart you look at when you take an eye exam.
  • Crapulence: that sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much.
  • Obelus: the division sign (÷).
  • Ideolocator: a “you are here” sign.
  • Brannock device: the thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store.
  • Interrobang: what it’s called when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this: ?!
  • Mamihlapinatapai: the look shared by two people who both hope the other will offer to do something that they both want but aren’t willing to do.
  • Phloem bundles: those long stringy things you see when peeling a banana.
  • Semantic satiation: what happens when you say a word so long it loses meaning.
  • Octothorpe: the pound (#) button on a telephone.
  • Gynecomastia: man-boobs.
  • Mondegreen: misheard song lyrics.
  • Scurryfunge: the time you run around cleaning frantically right before company comes over.
  • Aphthongs: silent letters.
  • Tmesis: when you separate a word into two for effect. Example: “I AM GOING TO ASBO-FREAKIN’-LUTELY BE THE BEST SCRABBLE PLAYER ON THE PLANET NOW!”

On 20 August 1872, poet William Miller died. Known as “the laureate of the nursery”, Miller wrote mainly children’s verse. He is best remembered for the classic, Wee Willie Winkie.

Miller never managed to make a career solely as a poet and worked as a cabinet-maker and wood turner for most of his life, dying penniless in Glasgow’s East End. However, his memory lingered and public subscription paid for a monument to him in Glasgow’s Necropolis.

Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toun,

Up stairs and doon stairs in his nicht-goun,

Tirlin’ at the window, cryin’ at the lock,

‘Are the weans in their bed, for it’s noo ten o'clock?’

'Hey, Willie Winkie, are ye comin’ ben?
The cat’s singin’ grey thrums to the sleepin’ hen,
The dog’s spelder’d on the floor, and disna gi'e a cheep,
But here’s a waukrife laddie that winna fa’ asleep!’

Onything but sleep, you rogue! glow'ring like the mune,
Rattlin’ in an airn jug wi’ an airn spune,
Rumblin’, tumblin’ round about, crawin’ like a cock,
Skirlin’ like a kenna-what, wauk'nin’ sleepin’ fock.

'Hey, Willie Winkie - the wean’s in a creel!
Wambling aff a bodie’s knee like a verra eel,
Ruggin’ at the cat’s lug, and ravelin’ a’ her thrums
Hey, Willie Winkie - see, there he comes!’

Wearit is the mither that has a stoorie wean,
A wee stumple stoussie, that canna rin his lane,
That has a battle aye wi’ sleep before he’ll close an ee
But a kiss frae aff his rosy lips gies strength anew to me.

Meaning of unusual words:
Tirlin’=rapping
ben=through
thrums=purring
spelderd=spread out
waukrife laddie=insomniac boy
glow'ring=shining
mune=moon
airn=iron
Skirlin’=shrieking with excitement
kenna-what=something or other
creel=deep basket
Wambling=wriggling
Ruggin’=tugging
lug=ear
ravelin’=confusing
thrums=purring
stoorie=dusty
stumple stoussie=short, sturdy child

Tips I’ve learned after college

1) Look up your professors on ratemyprofessor if you can, there have been many classes I’ve taken and absolutely hated and later looked up the professors to find out I wasn’t alone.

2) Don’t skip too often, and if one day you decide you no longer want to take the course, WITHDRAW. If you don’t and simply stop going, you’ll end up with an F in the course and really mess up your gpa and the only way to fix it is to retake it.

3) Unless you’re a morning person, don’t take morning classes. This is probably on every list but it’s true. However, once you are in the groove, you can try and get earlier and earlier times. I started out my first semester at around 1pm and now I’m able to take 9am’s without a problem. Just know your limitations.

4) If you can, try and get the classes close together but leave a break or two for eating so you won’t be starving. I’ve managed to get many of my classes 15 minutes apart, though, you should also see how far away they are from each other so you don’t set yourself up for disaster.

5) Keep a drink with your at all times! A small snack in your backpack also wouldn’t hurt in case you get hungry.

6) Wait until the first day to see if you really need the textbook, if the class is large enough, you probably won’t. Just make sure to get all the notes.

7) If you hate lunch rushes, try and get food early in the day if you can. 

8) For the most part, all you’ll need is a notebook (i use a 5 subject for all my classes), a pen, a pencil, your student I.D., and your textbooks. 

9) If you can, I recommend getting all your classes on the same days (I only go to class on Tuesday and Thursday) though, they run from 9:30-5:15 so if you think you’d be exhausted, spreading them out over the week is a better fit for you.

10) Once you have all your syllabi, write on your agenda or calendar all the due dates so you won’t forget.

I’ll add more as I think of them! Also sorry to all my dorm-goers, I’m a commuter so I can’t really help all that much in that department.

Okay I love Mark so much but I also hate him cause too perfect:

-His voice
-Floofy hair
-Lovely face
-Fit body 
-Adorable goof
-Sweetie pie
-Very rarely problematic 
-Donates tons to charity
-Works his ass off for his fans even when he does enough as it is

Basically a gift from God himself

Word of the Day: Wamble

wamble \WOM-buhl, -uhl, WAM-\, verb:

1. to move unsteadily.
2. to feel nausea.
3. (of the stomach) to rumble; growl.

noun:
1. an unsteady or rolling movement.
2. a feeling of nausea.

You meet frequently for dinner, after work, split whole liters of the house red, then wamble the two blocks east, twenty blocks south to your apartment and lie sprawled on the living room floor with your expensive beige raincoats still on.
– Lorrie Moore, Self-Help, 1985

I’ll have to take you there. It’s a cheery sensation, you know, to find a man who has some imagination, but who has been unspoiled by Interesting People, and take him to hear them wamble.
– Sinclair Lewis, Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, 1914

Wamble may be related to the Norwegian word vamla which means “to stagger.” It entered English in the 1300s.